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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Manticore Search vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score134.79
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.26
Rank#312  Overall
#21  Search engines
Score5.72
Rank#66  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchmanticoresearch.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlmanual.manticoresearch.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperElasticManticore SoftwareMicrosoft
Initial release201020172015
Current release8.6, January 20236.0, February 2023V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.noCan index from XMLno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication based on Galera libraryyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing Azure authentication

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